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, dan. the death toll continues to climb with at least 1 american and 11 other hostages reported to have been killed. the algerian military has twice stormed the natural gas facility. but authorities say the situation this morning, is still not resolved. and a number of western workers, including americans, apparently remain hostages. the state department has now confirmed that 58-year-old fred buttaccio of suburban houston, was killed at some point during the attack and subsequent rescue effort. but another american, mark cobb of corpus christi, texas, is now confirmed as safe. cobb was the senior manager at the bp facility algeria. and sent a message saying, i'm alive. the al qaeda-linked group claims the attack on the facility in the african desert, had been planned for some two months. in both assault, the algerian army, using tanks and helicopters, found the terrorists were heavily armed and prepared to fight to the death. one official described the aftermath as carnage. hostages who escaped or were freed, said the terrorists only wanted westerners or americans, and were brutal in t
to supporting the f.a.a. and finding answers as quickly as possible. end quote. dan springer now with the news live in seattle not far from where teams assembled the dream liner, dan, this plane is loaded with a lot of new technology. is it not? >> it sure is, bill. it hasn't made a penny. but it's boeing showcase aircraft for sure. the 787 is the most technologically advanced and fuel efficient plane ever made. it's also supposed to provide the most comfort. it got there by using carbon composite instead of aluminum new electrical system one that generates twice as much power but weighs far less it also relies on lithium ion batteries certified by the faa but now being looked at because of these recent problems. airlines have had to cancel many flights as they scramble to find different planes that can fly these long routes, bill? >> dan is, there an incident occasion or do we know how long this could take boeing to get fixed? >> well, boeing has offered a quick, but temporary solution where the airlines would do more safety checks on those batteries. if that doesn't work, that doesn't get ac
don't think we're -- i don't think we're getting the full truth but i think, like dan was saying, it's almost like a therapy session. as dan knows with tyler when he was writing the book, you don't get the truth the first time you talk to someone. unfortunately for lance, he chose to do this big the way he chooses to do everything. and he's doing it right in front of us. >> it's so interesting. i've been taking a lot of notes on this. he says he never threat end others. he wasn't the kingpin. the idea that he wasn't driving the ship on this just seems, on its face, just false. >> it's patently ridiculous. he absolutely was. he made all the decisions from the equipment to everything else so that includes the doping regimen. >> he called the shots on this? >> tyler hamilton gets a phone call. be on a plane tomorrow. we're going to valencia to do a blood transfusion. that's what happened. >> i want to tell you what he said about his personal operations. >> they said you and the u.s. postal service, cycling team, pulled off the most, his words, sophisticated, professionalized and success
after the hockey lockout. they're hold ago practice tonight, free for those who want to go. dan hellie has a special guest who's more than ready for saturday. >> wendy brought it up, 119 days, but everybody is ready for hockey. there's going to be a scrimmage down here. the reg hear season opens on the road in tampa before coming back for the home opener. joining mess owner ted lee onon. after missing 34 games, did you ever really fear this wouldn't be a season at all? >> no, i thought we were in it together. the association we aren't that stressful. the players wanted to play, the owners wanted to play, but it was just trying to get to the point both sides were comfortable. >> reporter: why does hockey miss nor games than any other major sport? >> if i had the answer to that, i would have fixed it sooner. the good news is we have a long-term deal. i feel pretty good about the way the system will work, and so i think we'll last for ten years. we want to put all of that behind us, and now focus on plays. as you said, we open saturday in tampa, and come back here on tuesday. tonight we'l
matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> cnn's dan rivers is in london. dan, there are so many different stories going around that the compound was attacked by the algerian military, that some of the hostages escaped, including one american. what are you hearing? >> well, i'm afraid it is a very confusing picture. the latest line we have from the british foreign office here in london confirming that the algerians have told them that there is an ongoing operation at this gas field suggesting that perhaps some sort of effort to go in. we know from the ministry of information in algeria they surrounded the terrorists with the hostages at the gas field, the troops were there. this sounds like they have gone in. there were widespread reports that helicopters were being used to attack the terrorist positions. now, the algerian foreign minister is clear on that saying the use of helicopters is wrong, it's a fantasy was their quote on that. in terms of the number of people that are being held hostage, we don't really have a clear idea, i'm afraid. the initial reports
it a terrorist attack as well. for more, let's go to dan rivers in london. what are the latest reports there on the hostage situation? >> effectively, according to the minister of information in algeria, this is a standoff. the algerian security forces surrounded this gas plant in the far east of algeria. the islamists are holed up inside, holding a number of western hostages. we don't know the exact numbers. there's been a press conference this morning from the norwegian stat oil company. it is saying that it had 17 employees there, 5 escaped. and therefore 12 remain unaccounted for. not clear if all are being held hostage or if some escaped into the desert. it's a confused situation. the state department confirmed there are americans among those being held. we understand as well possibly british, japanese, french as well as those norwegians. a number of countries being embroiled in this hostage crisis which looks like it may have been precipitated by algeria's decision to allow french planes to fly of the country as part of its ongoing military campaign in mali to the south. >> i kno
communion by hand, not mouth. the changes are already in effect nmpt san jose. ron dan considers it a small call. >> be safe and i'm sure the catholic church wants us to be safe. as long as we still are having all the rituals that we need and we do them safely, then that's all that matters. >> health leaders say what matters most now is making sure you're protected with a vaccine because flu season may not peak here until march. >> at this point, you may need to shop around for a flu shot since many retailers and doctors offices are running out. but remember you can always check here with the san tal claire ral public health department because they do plan to add two additional flu shot clinics. the take home message from public health doctors tonight is, it is still not to late to get your flu shot. reporting live in stan jose, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. in the east bay now, it's not the flu but another contagious illness. we're talking about the norovirus which is now being blamed for sickening more than 100 kids at a local elementary school. as jody hernandez report
the battery fire risk. europe, japan and india making similar moves to keep the new jetliner from flying. dan springer is live in seattle. dan. >> reporter: yeah, jon the grounding is a major blow to boeing and the airlines that have sung billions of dollars into this plane of the future. airlines around the world are scrambling to bring in jets to replace the 787s that are not allowed to fly right now. that's led to flight delays and cancellations. many passengers have been stranded, their plans in limbo. for the most part they've been saying, better safe than sorry. >> i'd rather have to fly either tomorrow or sake som take some flights tonight by different airplane lines than put in the risk of anything happening, you know. >> reporter: the faa's directive followed an emergency landing of a 787 in japan yesterday. a lithium eye on battery below the cockpit overheated and hot chemicals sprayed out of it. a different battery i cracked open the other day. they have to prove the dream lean iris safe before it can fly again. the battery manufacturer told reporters it could take months just to f
. it's a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> dan rueters is live in london. what do we know about the group taking responsibility? >> reporter: well, that had are sort of a splinter group, an affiliate of al qaeda in the islamic magnificent rred. led by mokhtar belmokhtar. he fought in the '80s against the soviets. he has been involved in people trafficking, drugs, and he has done a lot of kidnapping as well. most motivated by ransom and money. this may end up getting resolved. a notorious character, and described by french intelligence as mr. untouchable. known locally for being involved in cigarette smuggling. this is part of a wider, regional conflict, links to mali, that these islam iist groups in algeria are getting in on. furious that algeria has allowed french planes to fliory algerian air space to attack insurients, islamists in northern mali. >> what about plans or missions to get hostages out? >> well, we know from the ministry of information in algeria, that they are surrounded. the terrorists, and that a large number of security forces
causing major waves. abc's dan harris has been covering scientology for years. he's here, now, with the sorry. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning. scientology is fighting back against the book by lawrence wright, about the inner workings of the faith and some of its famous members. >> when you're a scientologist, you see life but you see things the way they are. >> reporter: from celebrity members like tom cruise, to the legions of worker bees behind the scene, lawrence wright's new book "going clear" is a sweeping look at scientology. >> life after death is life after death. >> reporter: the book traces the faith from its founding by l. ron hubbard, to its current leader, david miscavige. >> i've never met a more compassionate being. we're lucky to have you. thank you. >> reporter: some high-ranking church officials have accused miscavige of being abusive. debbie cook once ran the mecca in florida. >> i witnessed mr. miscavige physically punching. >> reporter: she testified that she saw miscavige punch a scientology executive. while he never hit her, he did order hi
for now. dan springer live in seattle where teams assem being the 787. the fa amp wants proof that batteries are safe before they can fly again is that what we can report? >> that is right, bill. the f.a.a. issued what they call an emergency air worthiness directive to potential fire risk in the 787 and grounding the u.s. airliner fleet grounded six planes all owned by united airline. this is a big change for the f.a.a. just last friday officials said the 787s were completely safe. even as they announced a comprehensive review of the plane's electrical system. even though analysts tell me they don't think the issue in japan today was all that serious in terms of the threat to the aircraft coming down. the feds have seen enough to jump in. all the recent problems the way the plane is powered. the lithium ion batteries are used to provide backup electricity. this directive will mean that united will be scrambling to move flights around -- planes around and flights getting cancelled. >> bill: how big of a problem is this for boeing. >> they may be getting close to a tipping point
mother is a nurse in the burn unit. >>> now here's dan harris to tell us what is coming up at seven on "good morning america." >> good morning. coming up on gma an exclusive this morning. we have the first big interview with manti te'o about the dead girlfriend hoax. what is takeio saying now. and lance armstrong getting emotional in his latest installment of the oprah interview. and tyler hamilton is going to be with us live. does he think lance is still lying? and news on justin bieber. he survived change his iconic her-do. this is a picture of his leg. he's creating something of a fashion sensation. we will tell you coming up on gma. >> coming up next right here, we are behind the rest of the country, but now the flu has come to california. how you can prevent your kids from being part of the national epidemic. and a gorgeous, live look outside from our roof cam at the embarcadero, the ferry building, the bay bridge as the sun starts to rise this morning. excuse me, the ferry building is lit up for the 49ers' big game tomorrow. chilly out there now but it will be a >> we are comi
, dan was cruising around looked outside saw a fireball racing across the bay area skies. so what a neat sight. the most spectacular thing he said he ever saw. >> cool. >> we missed it. >> i know. we're stuck indoors. >> thank you. >>> well, we all know california's nickname of course is the golden state but do you know which state is the granite state? >> new hampshire. the one sixth grader in the east bay knows all of them and that's because his school makes learning geography fun. that's what makes cooper elementary school cool. >>> reporter: the principal at cooper elementary says motivation is the key to her students' success. >> if they can find something that they're interested in that they can feel that they can accomplish and they can learn about, then they --you know, that carries them forward. >> reporter: one subject they focus on is geography. it's the only school in vacaville that participates in the national geographic bee sponsored by google. >> the place you live in, you got to know what to do, where you are, how to do it wher
. >> reporter: dan harris, abc news, new york. >> fascinating stuff. >> the church had a response to the book, saying it is stale. the allegations invented by a handful of confessed liars. and we're right back. ♪ >>> well, before you could get advice from all of your facebook friends, remember those days there was dear abby. it was a baseline for american behavior. >> her real name was pauline phillips and she passed away at the age of 94. >> reporter: she was google and groucho all in one. delivering wise one liners in answer to any question. a reader once asked is it possible to get pregnant under water? her response? not without a man. her audience was bigger than oprah's. >> i asked her what paper would you buy? >> i read the one that has dear abby. >> reporter: fozy bear's favorite. dexter's, too. >> dear abby, i'm a serial killer. >> reporter: dear abby always judged problems with common sense without judging the readers too harshly. >> i'm a hills boro housewife. i never worked a day of my life. >> reporter: she told larry king she got her big break when she barged into the editor's
to do. joining me now is dan, a spokesperson with metro. it's not too early to get started. >> yeah, this weekend is the time to get all of this stuff out of the way before monday. you want to make sure you have a smart trip card or fare card for everyone in your group and make sure it's properly loaded. we're recommending the inaugural commemorative card. it has the image of president obama on it. it's $15, just $1 more than the cost of a normal one-day pass. it lets you take unlimited metro rail trips on the day you use it. on inauguration day it's good for the metro buses as well. we've announced special hours for our sales offices that are not normally open on the weekend. here at metro center, open until 10:00 p.m. tonight. tomorrow we've got special sales locations at nine stations. you can get all the details on our website. >> reporter: excellent. we've talked how to get down here. what about getting back? it's going to be a tendency for people to run closest to the event. >> you want to try to go back to the same station you came from, if you can. what we're recommending fo
with former church officials, and some of its famous members were also interviewed. here's abc's dan harris. >> you see things the way they are. >> reporter: from celebrity members like tom cruise, to the legions of unknown uniformed worker bees behind the scenes, the book "going clear" is a sweeping look at scientology. >> life after death is life after death. >> reporter: the book traces the faith of its founding ron l. hubbard to its current leader, david miscavige. >> i've never met a more competent, a more intelligent, a more tolerant and compassionate being. we are lucky it have you and thank you very much. >> reporter: but some have accused >> reporter: but some have and miscavige of being physically abusive. debbie cook once ran the flag base in clear water, florida. >> i witnessed mr. miscavige physically punching. >> reporter: as part of a now settled court battle with the church, she testified she saw miscavige punch a fellow scientology executive and that while he never hit her, he did order his secretary to do so. you're in a room with her and he tells his secretary to slap you
-- have the support from the city leaders, it was time for him to go. >>> dan oats is right now. police chief in aurora, colorado. this morning, his police department is investigating another deadly shooting. a woman was shot at an apartment complex. and that came after the aurora, colorado shooting. many movie patrons were at the theater during the mass shooting. the city of aurora handed out 2,000 tickets to survivors, first response -- first responders and the volunteers. the mayor of colorado says it shows the resilience of the community. >> there are major new developments in algeria, including some new video of some of the released hostages. >>> and what the u.s. military is reportedly doing. >>> and why a report says republicans have to change certain laws to make it easy for them to win. >>> told for some. cold for some. coast and bay will be really mild to warm. >>> kyla campbell is live in our washington, d.c. bureau and we have new information of some of those hostages who have been set free. kyla? >> reporter: yeah. cnn and "the associated press" are both reporting that the
possibly up to 32 hostages unaccounted for. >> all right, dan, please keep us informed if you find out any additional information, any updates there. and of course another big story that we're covering, this the story everybody is talking about today, lance armstrong telling everybody about his doping. >> was it a big deal to you? did it feel wrong? >> at the time? no. >> it did not even feel wrong? >> scary. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [
that someone who can set twitter on fire. dagen: dan henn injured says they need to get into the 21st century. they need someone to deflect any negative attention. >> that is exactly right. they need their own jay carney. they need a spokesman. a tea party spokesman for the republican party. the president has been doing this across the last 80 years or so. you go down the list for people who are white house secretaries and you, with names like tony snow, anyone who pays to politics recognizes the names immediately. they spoke for the president. the only two names that come up in the senate are senator mitch mcconnell and john boehner. they are the leaders and they are trying to do too much by being both the leader and the spokesman for the party. connell: you want someone who is not an elected official. dagen: ironically enough in williamsburg. connell: you know a lot of people inside the party and i would say you have some influence of writing in the journal's editorial page at least what people are thinking about. is this something that they are considering? >> i think it is something that
. >> on the day of his girlfriend's suppose it dan role he played football instead of going to the funeral. they dedicated the ball to the girl we now know does not exist. >> we award the game ball to renee. >> he told his coaches about the hoax on december 26th. the meal was still telling the story leading up to the national championship game. >> we decided that it was his story to tell. >> many people including one of the reporters that broke the hoax story >> his story that he is completely innocent and this does not shake up. >> what is not clear is why did he not mention that he had not actually met her and talking about how much he loved her. he'd out of the story about how he first met her at if about game start? how could he have been so in love with someone he had never met face-to-face? >> i think as he tells his story you'll see the same thing i saw. it does believe line up. >> he has been a top turning story on twitter ever since the story about the girlfriend hoped broke out. >> we will take a break. we all have our own personal opinions about hate me know what we will be back
. we have the whole team here this morning, peter ogburn dan henning. phil bachus has the phones and cyprian, videographer extraordinaire. before we get back to the issue of guns and schools, very interesting. it surprised me yesterday, an announcement by the american cancer society. this is dr. lynn lichtenfeldt on some amazing progress in this area. no cure yet, but progress. >> the biggest good news is that since 1991, we have had a 20% decline in cancer death rates here in the united states. >> i want to talk about that. you here so much about cancer in normal people, but more and more people obviously surviving. >> yeah. >> cancer because of advances in medical treatment. but, also dr. lichtenfeldt said something else responsible for this death in cancer rates. >> clearly because people are not spokemoking and not using tobacco anywhere near as much as they did, both men and women have had a significant decrease in lung cancer deaths for example. >> that's remarkable since we have really cracked down on smoking. right? >> yeah. >> 20% reduction.
on lance's team. i don't buy for a minute if you read tyler hamilton and dan quayle's book "the secret race," maybe at that level, where -- the level meaning tyler was a mountain climber and in 1999 and 2000 it was three guys who were on this sophisticated doping program, but even frankie and i who saw the usada report and read that book, it was new to us. it was completely new to us. 2000 was the turning point. 2001 on if you wanted to be on lance armstrong's winning tour team, then i would say, yeah, you had to do what it takes. >> he was the co-owner. >> he was the co-owner of the team, he made the decision who was fired -- who was fired and how much they got paid. for him to say he wasn't, when i say he was cherry picking, last night he was truthful with some things, and with other things he just wasn't truthful. >> but, betsy, basically lance armstrong was setting conditions such that the only way you could compete successfully was to dope. >> the only way to win. the only way to win was to dope. you could compete, but lance didn't want you did -- you wouldn't win. >> right. >> if you
themes and we just learned this from dan lothian who covers the white house. this is sort of the fact that the president is confronting the reality of a divided washington that he'll be acknowledging that there are some divisions but he'll talk about how there's responsibility to work on issues where there are common ground and, of course, this is considered certainly a speech that is somewhat hard to deliver not only because historically second inaugurals are not always very memorable but also because it's situated in a very weird place temp porely for president obama. we've just had the fiscal cliff battle. there's an upcoming one with the debt ceiling. ep has to acknowledge this not so pretty reality in the washington as he gives a speech that's supposed to be inspirational. >> the reality is the same congress he was working with on friday will be the same congress he's working with come tuesday despite the speech. we'll watch closely to see more details coming up. thank you so much. we'll watch more of this ahead. >> we always know security is tight in washington, but for the inau
reminded of dan rather, the documents were false, but accurate. this was exactly what, if you'll recall, paul ryan in his vice-presidential speech and in other places pointed out that barack obama gave a speech in janesville, wisconsin gm plant and said we're going to keep this open for a hundred years with the auto bailout and they closed it started making those cars in china. i'd like to also point out that china, by the way, the media fact checkers found that to be a lie, too, they sided with obama on that and romney-ryan was correct on that as well. >> steve: sure. >> i'd like to point out that 55% of gm's increased production in china by 55% since the bailout and make seven out of ten cars outside the united states. so it's a good thing we did this 83 billion dollar auto bailout for american jobs. >> steve: sure, but you know, a big part of the president's face are auto union workers, they hear, hey, they're going to ship a bunch of car manufacturing jobs out to china, oh, wait a minute, i don't like that idea. so you've got a fact checking organization that came in and said that's
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